Did you know, the fourth principle in Florida Friendly Landscape is mulching. And for good reason, the benefits of mulching are numerous. 

Mulch is known for saving Central Florida homeowners time and money with its major advantages. Such as, retaining moisture in the soil, significantly reducing weed growth, encourage healthy soil, and improve the overall look of your home. 

Going beyond the well known advantages, mulch can also buffer the temperature of the soil, which will help the roots of your plants keep warm on those frosty nights and cool in our summer heat. 

Mulch also adds aesthetic value by converting difficult areas to irrigate or mow into a beautiful space, it also reduces reducing erosion and give your home that professional landscape feel. 

Not all mulch is the same. It is a common mistake to think that all mulch is similar, when in fact, nothing could be further than the truth. 

We all have different opinions what color and texture will look good in our yard. Mulches can be inorganic, such as rocks and pebbles, and organic, such as different size bark. 

Besides how they look, there are a few important differences. Organic mulch decomposes slowly, adding beneficial nutrients to the soil, helps with drainage and soil aeration. Inorganic mulch doesn’t decompose, which means it won’t need to be replaced like organic mulch. 

Organic mulch comes in several varieties. Pine bark mulch is the most popular, it comes in several sizes, fine, mini, and large pine bark. There is also black, chocolate and red mulch, to compliment and add value to your home. 

Inorganic mulch also an assortment of colors and textures. Some of the more popular rocks include: seminole chip, granite, cedar bark rock, small brown river rock, lime stone brown river rock, pea rock, white river rock, and snow white chips.

Saving even more money by purchasing mulch in bulk, you can save a ton of time and money. If you have any questions or need assistance finding the right mulch for your garden, contact Reliable Peat. We are conveniently located in Winter Garden and Lake County, providing quality mulch at an affordable price.


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